Prophase II is the stage of meiosis when the nuclear membrane breaks apart and the spindle apparatus is formed. It is the first stage of the second meiotic division (meiosis II) and follows telophase I. More »

The major difference between prophase I and prophase II is the genetic recombination process that occurs during prophase I, but does not repeat in prophase II. During prophase I, the duplicated homologous pairs line up a... More »

The stages of meiosis 1 and 2 are as follows: prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I, telophase I, cytokinesis, prophase II, metaphase II, anaphase II, telophase II and cytokinesis again. There are two steps of cytokinesis ... More »

The stages of meiosis 1 and 2 are as follows: prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I, telophase I, cytokinesis, prophase II, metaphase II, anaphase II, telophase II and cytokinesis again. There are two steps of cytokinesis ... More »

The synapsis process occurs in the prophase I stage of meiosis. In synapsis, replicated homologous chromosomes link, which become known as a tetrad. Crossover between two pairs of tetrads can occur at any time. More »

Tetrads, also known as bivalents, form during the prophase 1 stage of meiosis when duplicated chromosomes, each composed of two identical chromatids, pair up and complete the process of crossing over in which one chromos... More »

Meiosis II and mitosis are similar in that both processes involve the separation of attached, duplicated chromosomes, called sister chromatids, into daughter cells, explains University of Illinois at Chicago. While meios... More »

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